Summary: i have an older gps i got off ebay several yrs ago . it did a good job , but was very complicated .the vista , i love easy to use , lite , and small ... and most of all i got it for a great price , i am very pleased with all the purcheses i have made on ebay over the yrs
Summary: I have used the etrex to navigate several different water ways. I used this model to navigate from st louis to new orleans on the mississippi river. It gave me the distance between cities, speed and distance traveled. I use it on a lake to locate underwater hazards. It has several features that make it a great outdoor gps.
Summary: This is the second one I have owned. The first one I had about 12 years and finally the toggle started to malfunction. I have never had any problems with it until then, that is why I went and got another one for on Ebay for $60. Great price for what I do with it. I us it in Colorado hunting and it has always worked fine.
Summary: I've used this garmin many times, and never had an issue. Great for trail and off road use! I bought this one model because of the price and functionality of the unit. Positives are battery life, size, durability and water resistance. Batteries last about 12 hours. Perfect hand held size with no obnoxious antenna. I've dropped it many times, the rubber molding is excellent shock protection. Also, it has been in the river in my pocket.
Summary: The etrex series are the easiest and most useful for the type of hunting and fishing that I do. I also have a bushnell onix and while I have used it and enjoy have the ariel photos at hand while hunting and fishing, you almost need an IT degree to run the thing and download your waypoints and maps. I usually carry both, but use the etrex most often.